Dark and Dusty Regions in Bright Diffuse Nebulae

  • Antony Cooke
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


For observers, diffuse nebulae offer some of the most glorious sights available throughout the entire visible universe. Essentially vast, brilliantly illuminated fields of gas and dust, they are the indirect result of what may have seemed an unlikely transformation of the once dark interstellar medium (Fig. 4.1).


Image Intensifier Stellar Wind Hubble Space Telescope Star Cluster Young Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Cooke
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  1. 1.Capistrano BeachUSA

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